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Old 21st March 2007, 17:25   #1
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Realistic maximum number of songs

I have a collection of over 36,000 songs, spanning over 1,000 CD's. I haven't found a "juke" that will handle the numbers gracefully. Can anyone tell me if Winamp can handle the load? The problem is most 'jukes add a tag for every file, and each tag takes memory, so if you are using 1.3K per song (not uncommon) for the tag, and there are a boat load of songs, that can lead to a 45 - 50 mByte cache hanging around. The OS does not like to swap a chunk that big, and ends up spending more time moving memory than playing the song, if it can keep track that is.

Enough bitching, does anyone know the practical limit to the number of songs Winamp can handle? It takes days to load a 'juke, and it would be nice to know ahead of time.

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